Friday, November 25, 2005

And in the weird world of Nigeria...
Naija was in the news again this week and you can trust it wasn't for something positive as the governor of Bayelsa, D. Alamieyeseigha, jumped bail and fled from the UK, reports say he escaped with forged travel documents (obviously..) and was 'dressed as a woman'
Not only is the guy a criminal, he's now also a cross dresser : ).
It's going to be interesting seeing how this plays out, so far he has been kicked out of his party (PDP), i expect the legislators in the state legislative house will have to be 'settled' to instigate impeachment proceedings against him, cause he is definitely not going to resign voluntarily...

Whichever way its a massive embarrassment to all Nigerians and the ijaws should be ashamed of themselves for rejoicing when he arrived. I think the govt should grant the ijaws independence, with leaders like Alams they'll be begging to return....

Nice Quote: "Religion seems to have a way of making people abandon logic". ~Amanda Baxter

Weather Today: weather turns nasty...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

'Arrested Development' gets the ax

AAAgh!!!! (thats my idea of a scream)
/RANT Begins!
just heard some upsetting news, one of the best tv shows from across the pond - Arrested Development - is going to be cancelled at the end of its 3rd season. Now i hardly watch TV but on the few occasions i do, its to see this show. Ever since Frasier ended, i've been without a comedy fix until i stumbled on this show by accident. This show is for the cerebral mind so its not surprising that it's been canned for its low audience share. If Fox can keep that bloody simpsons going for an eternity i don't know why they can't just keep this show alive
/RANT ends!

oh well i guess my DVDs of season 1 & 2 will just have to keep me going till something else turns up...

Nice Quote: "Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned" – Anon

Weather Today: its time to bring out the gloves...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

In the News: Nigerian leader third-term boost
Nigeria's presidents should be allowed a third term in office, a Nigerian Senate sub-committee has proposed.

Nigerian politicians are so predictable its unreal. I remember this was the same stunt Abacha was trying to pull when he wanted to transform himself from a military dictator to a civilian. the constitution says 2 terms of 4 years period, which part of 2 terms don't they understand, why the clamour to change it??? so after 3 terms what stops them from attempting to change it to 4 terms, infact while they are at it why not remove the restriction completely, infact why bother with an election every 4 years???

its quite interesting to note that this is the first time in Nigeria's history that a civilian government has got this far, as in got this close to a third election. anyway lets just hope for the best

Nice Quote: "When the end comes for us, let it find us climbing new mountains and not sliding down hill" – Herbert Macaulay

Weather Today: cold and sunny

Monday, November 14, 2005

In the News: Terror technology plans for rail
CCTV that spots suspicious behaviour is among new anti-terror devices being tested to protect the rail network

Ok its official now i'm really scared. What is going on here? first they tried to introduce a new bill giving the police 90 days to detain a 'terrorist' suspect, now reduced to 28 days but even that 28 days is too much, are we expected to trust the police not to abuse the law, the same police that pumped 9 bullets into an innocent brazilian and then tried to cover it up by saying he jumped over the barrier when he was challenged.

Anyway i digress, now i know this software thing is just BS as what exactly constitutes 'suspicious behaviour' someone walking around lost in the station or someone carrying a large rucksack. i mean c'omon the list is endless. Blair and his cohorts are turning this country into a police state. When is this madness going to end???...

Nice Quote: "Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks." Samuel Johnson

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

In the News: David Blunkett (UK works & pension minister) resigns for the second time

not surprising that this happened, i had a funny feeling the matter was heading in this direction when the story refused to die. Poor Blunkett he had to resign the first time due to the nannygate affair and he had our sympathy, this time around i doubt he'll get much support as most people never get a second chance when they are pushed out of a job.
In his case he returned to the cabinet in may and barely 6 months later he is out again. Kimberly Quinn must pleased.. what was that saying about power corrupting.., anyway regardless of all the mess he got himself into, he is a remarkable man who has overcome many obstacles (including blindness) to get to where he is. I don't feel sorry for him 'cause i know Tony takes care of his own, remember mandelson...

Nice Quote: "It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them." - Alfred Adler.